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Lancashire Counselling for LGBT Relationships

Hi – I’m Dean Richardson, a professional private counsellor working to help LGBTQ+ relationships in crisis. Though I’m down here in Portsmouth, you can reach me easily from Manchester using the video apps you already have on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, and desktop (PCs and Macs).

I work regularly with Mancunian LGBT couples, throuples and poly-groups to help them resolve their relationship issues. I use proven psychology and theoretical frameworks (think: systemic family systems and psychodynamic insight), but I speak in plan English to share approaches that can turn “we don’t know what to do with this situation” into “hey, I think I might have an idea that might help us”.

I’ve been working as a counsellor for a long time now; in fact, this is my 25th year.

Manchester Gay Villiage

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The Original Plan – to Relocate an Established Service

So LGBT Couple Counselling is operated by specialist counsellor, me (Dean Richardson MNCPS (Accred/Reg)), educated, employed & resident in Manchester during the 1980s to late 1990s.

I’m still a Proud Mancunian and was a frequenter of the Mancunian Gay Village (Canal Street) until the early 2000s when I moved down south (boo!). I’ve lived and worked in Rusholme (past the myriad of curry houses!), Fallowfield, Wythenshawe and West Didsbury.

Some time after moving South, I qualified as an integrated psychodynamic / systemic couples counsellor. Subsequently,I founded the service: LGBT Couple Counselling to address the specific needs of gay men, lesbian women, bisexual and mixed-sexuality LGBT/Q in log-distance relationships (hence the video counselling aspect). I wanted to provide a non-heteronormative relationship counselling service that addressed those struggling with conflicts (sometimes everyday conflicts; not always those with sexuality at its core).

Before the 2019 health situation hit us in the UK, I was looking at plans to re-established these Counselling Services centering my consultation rooms near to the Manchester Gay Village, Greater Manchester, Lancashire. Due to costs of locating in the village, though, the more likely place for hosting these offices would be within CBT Manchester ( – only 4 miles (20 minutes by car) from the Gay Village itself.

Plans to expand face-to-face counselling for LGBTQ+ Couples & Intimate Groups are on hold for the time being (like… for major worldwide catastrophe reasons… duh!).

Greater Manchester Counselling Room

Private Counsellor Dean Richardson for LGBT using Zoom and Skype

Accessing Couples & Groups Counselling for LGBT/Q+ Relationships in Greater Manchester is available to you today… without waiting or travel.

Counselling from the safety and comfort of your own home, office, car, hotel or even on a walk. Using the secure and free video conference technology you already have in your pocket, on your tablet and on your computer.

It’s sensible to resume plans to centre Dean’s practice within Lancashire, reaching gay couples around Greater Manchester and further afield, when times are a little safer for everyone’s health.

In the meantime, Counselling Services remain exclusively available to LGBT/Q+ via the technology you already have at home. You can work with Dean successfully using Zoom & Skype.

Available today! You and your partner(s) could be working together in counselling by next week.

Manchester LGBT Village Counselling

Although plans to transport my LGBT Counselling Services into Lancashire, centred in and around Manchester, are on hold, investigating where I might host my service revealed Prestwich Holistic Centre, a pleasant therapeutic environment.

The building is based in Prestwich, Manchester, M25 0LA, accessible via the A56, around  4 miles from the Manchester Gay Village (the main location I was planning for, but office rental was prohibitive 😢).

We haven’t moved to Manchester yet, though!

Until we begin moving forward with plans to open safely in Greater Manchester, counselling for LGBT Relationships is accessible from Lancashire via my Zoom & Skype Internet Video services.

… and if you’re concerned that the physical distance from Manchester to Hampshire (from where Dean currently operates his Counselling Services for LGBT Relationships), you might feel assured that Dean regularly works with gay & lesbian couples & groups from in Scotland, Wales and Ireland with little-to-no technical interference on Zoom & Skype during sessions. The quality of teleconferencing counselling sessions is very good.

Zoom & Skype remains a reliable way to make use of the most effective therapist for your relationship.

Relationship LGBTQ+ Services

LGBTQ+ Couples Counselling

Counselling for LGBTQ+ Couple Partnerships regardless of sexuality nor gender-identification.

LGBTQ+ Throuple Counselling

Counselling for established LGBTQ+ throuple (3-person) partnerships, or newly forming triads.

Polyamorous Group Counselling

Counselling for established polyamorous groups - or newly forming polyamory / non-monogamy.

Separation Counselling

Counselling for LGBT Relationships that have to come to an end: planned or otherwise.

Open Relationship Counselling

Counselling for partnerships having opened, or thinking of opening, their couple relationship.

Counselling from Anywhere

Accessing counselling from anywhere using video (from home, your office, hotel, on the road, outside…)

Sex Counselling for LGBT/QIA+

Counselling for partnerships struggling with intimate sex lives.

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Private Counselling Services Designed for the LGBTQ+ Community. Available Exclusively to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, ASexual, ARomantic, Mixed & Queer Couples, and Established Polyamorous Groups - serving the UK Nationwide over Zoom & Skype, plus locations in and around central Havant, Petersfield to Waterlooville, Cosham to Portsmouth & Southsea, Southampton to Chichester, Fareham to Gosport, Hayling Island, Emsworth, Westbourne, Rowland's Castle, stretching westwards to Bournemouth, eastwards towards Brighton & Hove and northwards towards Liverpool, Manchester and Hull. For local residents anywhere in between, across the whole UK, and regularly further afield abroad!